The Night Note: 1/28/10

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Friday, Jan 29, 2010  |  Updated 12:40 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Pork Spices Your Sex Life

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VERSION OF DIARY OF ANNE FRANK PULLED FROM SCHOOLS
A more graphic version of Anne Frank's diary is no longer available for students to read in Culpeper County, Va.

"The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition," chronicles the Jewish teenager's life in Holland from July 1942 until she was arrested in August 1944. She died in a concentration camp. (NBC Washington)

NO SEX FOR A YEAR COULD EQUAL DIVORCE IN MD
A Maryland lawmaker wants to allow courts to grant divorces to couples after they go a year without having sex instead of forcing them to live apart during the waiting period.

Montgomery County Delegate Luiz Simmons is behind the legislation. Simmons, an attorney, says he's backing the measure to ease the initial financial burden for couples seeking a mutual, uncontested divorce. (WTOP)

ARGENTINE PREZ: EAT PORK, SPICE YOUR SEX LIFE
Argentina's president thinks eating pig meat is really sexy.

Many people in this beef-loving nation reacted with surprise Thursday after Cristina Fernandez promoted pork in a speech during which she not only said pork is better than Viagra, but suggested she's personally proven it.

"I didn't know that eating pork improved sexual activity," Fernandez said in a meeting with representatives of the swine industry late Wednesday. "It is much more gratifying to eat some grilled pork than to take Viagra." (Yahoo News)

OBAMA BUDGET AXES MOON SHOT
President Barack Obama is essentially grounding efforts to return astronauts to the moon and instead is sending NASA in new directions with roughly $6 billion more, according to officials familiar with the plans.

A White House official confirmed Thursday that when next week’s budget is proposed, NASA will get an additional $5.9 billion over five years, as first reported in Florida newspapers. (MSNBC)

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